‘Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Retailers Association, an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be inaugurated this evening (12th September) at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Chairperson, Central Pattanan, Thailand, who is also the former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Former Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development will deliver the keynote address during the inauguration session, which will be held under the title of ‘Building a Retail Empire’.
Hussain Sadique, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Retailers Association and Sidath Kodikara, Chairman of the organizing committee of the ‘Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017’will also speak during the inaugural session, outlining the objectives of the forum.
The forum will hold 4 key sessions on the 13th September, with topics such as ‘Changing Dynamics of the New Consumer,’ ‘Reaching the New Consumer with Digital Dynamism,’ Innovation in Retail Operations,’ and ‘Masterclass on Emerging Issues’ to come under focus, with 20 renowned global and local sector practitioners ready to share their expertise.
The organisers of this event, Sri Lanka Retailers Association (Guarantee) Ltd. (SLRA), is the only industry body for this sector in the country and represents nearly 40 leading and national level retail firms, who has countrywide reach across various product segments.